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Why is Clostridium difficile toxin A + B outdated in snomed?

I'm looking at the new version of the Snomed dictionary and the concept 707993000 Clostridium difficile toxin A + B (substance) is deactivated (and outdated) since version 20170731. Can anybody ...
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Are toxins being released when one sweats during sickness?

I am getting over the flu that is prevalent in California right now. The last two nights, I have awakened with my t-shirt quite wet. It seems as if I'm sweating rather profusely from my chest to my ...
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PCP and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

I have recently bought some clothing which has a sticker attached to it stating that the clothing material was tested for harmful substances under OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. I have never seen this ...
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Is eating dirt good?

A while back, I my parents knew a family who had a son. His parents believed in some weird thing that if you eat dirt, your immunity will increase and you will be less prone to sickness. However in my ...
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Best way to heavy metal detox

What is the most effective way to detox from heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic that are an unfortunate part of the post-industrial era we live in now. Do we even need to? I'm not talking about ...
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Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide

I've heard that nicotine (contained in tobacco) is even more toxic than potassium cyanide (KCN, often used for suicide, at least in movies...). I tried to research a bit, but could not find any ...
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Do compounds absorbed through the skin bypass the liver?

A friend of mine posted this on social media: 90% of what you put into your mouth is detoxed by your liver. What you put on your skin bypasses liver detoxification. They mentioned that there was a ...
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Drinking water from glass instead of plastic

I recently learnt that it's healthier to store drinking water in glass objects instead of plastic ones. Okay, this would work if I use tap water but what about if I buy water that has already stayed ...
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What safety precautions should I take after spilling isopropyl alcohol?

My 16 year old son accidentally spilled about 200 ml of isopropyl alcohol over a large area on my carpet. The problem is it covers a large area and it smell very bad there. The room is about 100 sqft ....
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Does iron poisoning stay in your body?

Two years back a good friend of mine got in an accident where a nail got stuck in her waist. It was removed from her body, but after two weeks she got iron poisoning and fell into a coma for a week. ...